When hummus has stood outside for some time, a harder layer on top forms.

Can this be avoided?

  • How are you storing it?
    – GdD
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 14:09
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    cover with olive oil.
    – Max
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 15:05

2 Answers 2


Plastic wrap works for storage.

Some folks brush olive oil to the top of the hummus to create a barrier from the air drying it out when it sits out on a table waiting to be eaten.


Plastic wrap, and press it to the surface of the hummus rather than over the edges of the container.

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